During an interview for MTV promoting his new animated feature film Rango, Johnny Depp has spoken about his upcoming role as Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows remake, paying tribute to original actor Jonathan Frid. As recently reported, Jonathan has confirmed he will be contributing to the project.
"What Jonathan Frid did with that character and that classic look he created, I find it very difficult to stray very far from that," says the actor on his plans for interpreting Barnabas. "I think it's going to be somewhere in that area, with maybe just a couple of different touches here and there... There's something about this vampire coming back after 200 years into this modern world, with a touch of the poetic... I have a good feeling about it. But Jonathan Frid's Barnabas was so special."
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